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Interim Finance Manager

Job Description

​We are working with an NHS organisation based in the East of England who are seeking to appoint an Interim Finance Manager to provide clear strategic financial leadership, delivering robust operational and financial management whilst improving cost effectiveness.

The role will be for 3 months initially and will be at NHS Band 8a and renumerated under the NHS Agency capped rates.

This is a hybrid role and the appointed candidate must be able to be on site two to three days per week to receive training and effectively support client departments.

Job Summary:

This role will investigate and analyse complex technical issues and provide advice and support to senior managers, directors and executives. All information and advice must comply with statutory regulations and the post holder will be expected to provide interpretations of these where applicable.

Good persuasion and negotiation skills are essential as it will be necessary to present contentious information to large groups of staff in circumstances that may be difficult and challenging.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Proactively advising, influencing and educating on all business and financial management issues within the context of delivering financial objectives to include the delivery of the savings plans and a balanced Divisional and Corporate Directorate position;

  • Responsible for the production of accurate and robust budgets for their Division or Corporate Directorate in accordance with the Trust’s financial strategies and ensure accurate records of all budget setting, budget movements and histories are maintained;

  • Lead responsibility for reporting a robust in year and forecast year end position for the Division or Corporate Directorate, at all levels;

  • Ensure the operation ownership and effective communication of variance analysis and investigation of factors causing movements, influencing and agreeing with managers the level of control action to be taken and where necessary a financial recovery plan is put in place to rectify the performance;

  • Working with Division or Corporate Directorate to develop efficiency/productivity schemes and help identify areas to target, as well as the wider Care Group to ensure the impact is fully understood;

  • Coordination of annual planning process for the Division or Corporate Directorate within the overall Trust financial framework. Provision of comprehensive financial support to develop, implement and monitor Division or Corporate Directorate business plans;

  • Proactively developing appropriate financial management information systems that allow the Division or Corporate Directorate and wider Care Group/Trust to fully understand all aspects of financial performance.

The ideal candidate will be / have:

  • CCAB Qualified Accountant or Qualified by Experience;

  • Over five years’ experience of working in a finance function in a complex organisation, ideally the NHS;

  • Must be able to attend the site, two to three days per week (full days) to receive training and effectively support client departments

If you are interested in the role, please email Neil Fineberg with a copy of your updated CV to along with your availability and rate understanding in line with the above.